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Consider Bike Score When Buying a Wellesley Home

You've heard time and time again location matters most when buying a Wellesley home. Find out where we rank in bicycle commuting!

Consider Bike Score When Buying a Wellesley Home

Location, location,location. You've heard time and time again that when buying a Wellesley home, location is what matters most.... and for good reason! For that purpose the concept of Walk Score was created. Dedicated to the idea that "less time in the car means more time for the things you love," Walk Score, developed in 2008, has made it easier for home buyers to find a home that is closer to the activities and places they love.

TODAY Health recently released the "Top 10 most "bikable" cities".  Boston, MA came in at #4!  Great news for us Wellesley home owners.

Providing ratings from 0 to 100 to determine a neighborhood's walkability, buyers can decide if the area they are considering is more Car-Dependent, Very Walkable, a Walker's Paradise, or somewhere in-between. If you are searching for a Wellesley home, you will also enjoy visiting tools such as Transit Score which helps in calculating the cost of your commute and the even newer Bike Score!

Bike Score was introduced this week in honor of Bike to Work Week and suggests areas that are best suited and not so desirable for bike riding. Considering such issues as hills and bike lanes, along with "road connectivity" and a town's biking population, communities have been rated using the same type of scoring system, with 70-100 being named Very Bikeable. Topping that list were Minneapolis, Portland, San Francisco and Boston.

The goal of Bike Score is to help cities measure and then improve their bicycling ridership. Check it out and see where your town rates by clicking here. If you would like more in-depth information about places where you can walk and ride in our local community, please contact me.

We have a team of experts to help you with your real estate transaction and assisting you in finding the home of your dreams.  Call Christine Norcross for more information – cell 781-929-4994 or to research the Boston neighborhoods, visit my Wellesley Real Estate or Newton Real Estate websites.  Search for homes HERE.  We have a team, Christine Norcross & Partners, at William Raveis and we can help you find your dream home in the Wellesley Real Estate market – Natick, Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Wayland, Weston and more.

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